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  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jan 24, 1:03 p.m.

    Had a quy jump out in front of me yesterday while driving 45+ on South Saunders street. I was... View More

    — Posted by JustDave

    Again, we do not know if the car was yielding to man in a crosswalk when the truck rear-ended it.

    If the man in your story tripped and fell in front of you and *you* were able to stop in time...but then someone rear-ended *you*...it's the guy who rear-ended you pays to fix your car, because he was following too closely. People tailgate at their own risk.

  • JustDave Jan 22, 2:54 p.m.

    Had a quy jump out in front of me yesterday while driving 45+ on South Saunders street. I was changing into the right lane and he just ran out into the road without looking, I swerved back into the left lane to avoid plowing over him. He just looked at me like "what are you gonna do about it?". Well, nothing I guess. Good luck with your soon-to-be expected hospital stay. Or worse.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jan 22, 2:00 p.m.

    GoogleMaps shows 4 crosswalks at that intersection. Since there are no details here, it is possible that the car was yielding, correctly & legally, to the pedestrian in one of those crosswalks.

    I know some of you don't understand these laws and don't care to educate yourself about them, but it behooves you to do so...if not for yourself...for others.

    Meanwhile...the truck driver is SURELY at fault for following too closely and/or failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident. And, it's a bad accident at that.

  • kikinc Jan 22, 1:19 p.m.

    If you hit the car in front of you, you're at fault. You're supposed to leave enough distance between you and the other car so that you can come to a safe stop. It's not rocket science. I'm with others...most likely he wasn't paying attention.

  • AtALost Jan 22, 1:10 p.m.

    "The pedestrian was also in the wrong, but I feel for him and the truck driver."

    This explains why I have so much trouble with the average driver. While I'm also frustrated by those rubbernecking at accidents or stopping to let a turtle cross the road, there are no laws against that behavior. Driving isn't just about what you expect others to do. The law requires you to react to whatever happens in front of you. Truck driver was definitely at fault and I'd bet he was following too closely or looking at his phone instead of the road. The pedestrian may be at fault too but the article doesn't state he was crossing against a light or darted out in traffic. Sadly many drivers don't know the rules of the road. Always interesting to see the faces of drivers at 4 way stops with no clue of who has the right of way.

  • michelemcintoshnc Jan 22, 1:01 p.m.

    I hope the pedestrian, and the driver who yielded, recover.

    The City of Raleigh and the State of North Carolina have allowed a large expanse of moderate density affordable residential development to surround the Capital Boulevard (US-1) commercial corridor, without providing for safe access by citizens who live here.

    Bus stops and grocery stores, among other destinations, require crossing US-1 daily, whether in a car or on foot.

    The large number of bus stops along US-1 are a result of the large number of non-car commuters in our neighborhood.

    I live less than a mile from this bus stop. The last time I checked, my 20-30 minute car commute would be close to two hours if I took the bus.

    If those of us with 30 minute car commutes are impatient when we see a pedestrian; I wonder how impatient a pedestrian with a 2 hour bus commute might feel?

    Pedestrian safety should be a priority in planning for the future development of the US-1 corridor, both at the City and State level.

  • pooodaddy Jan 22, 11:29 a.m.

    I've almost hit many people on Capital Blvd because they dart out into traffic. There really needs to be a few pedestrian bridges so that people can cross safely.

  • 37 Jan 22, 11:12 a.m.

    Stay out of the road if you are not in a crosswalk on a US highway. I see this happen so often. When I see a stopped bus, I have come to expect this sort of thing. No one should have to do this when they are driving properly.

  • mikeatemba Jan 21, 6:40 p.m.

    I hope the man is alright.

  • melanye84 Jan 21, 6:40 p.m.

    I'm not sure why it's her fault if tow truck wasn't paying attention. The girl is a personal friends daughter!

  • Earth Brooks Jan 21, 6:16 p.m.

    "The driver should not have stopped to let someone cross a busy major highway. People are not expecting someone stopping for no reason they could see.

    To me she was definitely in the wrong even though she did it for what she saw as a good reason.

    The pedestrian was also in the wrong, but I feel for him and the truck driver.

    I agree that stopping in busy traffic is not a good idea, but that is not a violation of the law. Hitting something in front of you is.

  • Obamacare for America Jan 21, 6:12 p.m.

    Was the pedestrian crossing the road illegally? If so, he should be charged.

    See it all the time on Capital Blvd.

  • kkrizay Jan 21, 6:09 p.m.

    You can't for sure know if the driver of the sedan was in the wrong .. A lot of times these people just start walking across at the wrong areas without any regard to traffic and so the cars are essentially forced to stop and let them walk across in order to not hit them. Looked like a gnarly wreck though driving by it earlier... scary! I feel for all of them. Hopefully they'll be ok.

  • Ijaz Fahted Jan 21, 6:05 p.m.

    Clipped it? Really? Clipped it? When the back end of a car is crumpled so that the trunk can be seen above the roof of the vehicle and the back end is demolished with wheel damage that goes well beyond clipping.

    That's like saying the atom bomb is just an explosive.

  • luvstoQ Jan 21, 6:04 p.m.

    The driver should not have stopped to let someone cross a busy major highway. People are not expecting someone stopping for no reason they could see.
    To me she was definitely in the wrong even though she did it for what she saw as a good reason.
    The pedestrian was also in the wrong, but I feel for him and the truck driver.

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